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150th anniversary Browning Buckmark info

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Phillyfan, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey Guys,

    I have tried everything to get information on this commemerative 22 pistol of mine with no luck. It has bonded ivory grips with an engraved profile of John Browning on it. Can't find out how many were made and when. Anyone know anything about them?

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
  2. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    It appears that it was made in 2005 and according to the information many different Browning products were given similar engravings or labeling. New or used they were at the $399-$419 mark online. (search overload) ;)

    I would recommend going to rimfirecentral.com and checking out the browning forum there. Chim knows more about buckmarks than anyone else I've known.
     
  3. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks, Grizzly. I finally got a hold of someone at Browning and 2005 was all they could tell me. They said that they were special orders for the SHOT show that year and that they were only made to fill what they had orders for. How could they not know how many were made? Think I got a lazy customer service rep?
     
  4. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    Probably. :( I'd be interested if they started a new serial # lot for these, or just continued along the same numbering scheme as the "regular" buckmarks.
     
  5. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That would be interesting to know. It's weird, I've never had this much trouble getting information on a gun before. I could understand if it was made by an obscure company that went out of business 60 years ago, but this is Browning in 2005!